Creative Child February 2020 | Page 35

Add a little science to your day with a fun activity of exploring shadows. Get outside if you can, and let your child explore how shadows work by moving their body in the sunlight. Have them walk upright, walk on all fours, and try to create letters or shapes with their shadows. If it’s raining out, use a flashlight indoors for this activity. Next, have them create shadow puppets on the ground or on a wall inside using a flashlight. If your child likes to do crafts, you can help her create a groundhog shadow craft with brown and black construction paper and a groundhog template I found at All Kids Network. 34